ON Monday April 11 at the Playhouse Cinema, Louth Film Club will be screening a new print of a wartime classic, first released in 1942.
Went The Day Well?, a British film though directed by an Italian (Alberto Cavalcanti), envisages the presence of German troops, preparing for an invasion, in an English village.
The cast includes some familiar names: Thora Hird, as a Nazi-scaring land girl, Patricia Hayes and Harry Fowler.
“What makes this such compelling cinema for viewers decades later is the realism and restraint with which Cavalcanti tells his tale and the naturalistic playing of this splendid cast,” David Parkinson, writing for Radio Times Film on Went The Day Well?’s rerelease in 2010.
A collection of World War II posters will be displayed in the cinema foyer.
Went The Day Well? is Certificate PG. Tickets cost £3.50 for members or £5.70 (£4.50 concessions) for non-members. The film starts at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm.
Details of the club and its future films are in its 2011/12 programme, available from Off The Beaten Tracks record shop at 36 Aswell Street, Louth (closed on Thursdays). See also the club’s website — www.louthfilmclub.com — and its new Facebook page.